Juul closes Lexington County plant
The once popular Juul e-cigarette company has fallen on hard times.
Juul opened its e-cigarette plant in the Columbia Metropolitan Airport business park last year with the promise of 500 jobs and a $125 million investment.
Juul has now closed the plant while it tries to regain consumer confidence, the Charleston Post and Courier reported.
Due to "rapid changes in the the vapor category,” operations here “are no longer viable,” said a Juul representative.
Juul operated the plant with subcontractor Flex, a global distributor.
Juul and other vaping companies ran into problems when health officials questioned their affects on teen users.
President Donald Trump required flavored vapes be taken off the market after the plant began operations here.
The White House aimed to reduce under-age vaping by limiting the use of flavors.